Inside the Vicious Heart

Inside the Vicious Heart

Americans and the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps

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An account of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps

Oxford University Press
Forty years ago Allied soldiers liberated Buchenwald, Dachau, Belsen, and other concentration camps, and came face to face with the human ruins of the Nazi system of slave labor and genocide. What they saw transformed the definition of evil in the Western mind. Inside the Vicious Heart captures the shock of that discovery by telling the story of the camp liberations as experienced by American GIs and other eyewitness, including Eisenhower, Patton, Joseph Pulitzer, and Margaret Bourke-White. Through their diaries, letters, and photographs we see how those Americans finally made the world believe what until then had only been rumored.

"A fine book, a signal contribution to the literature of the Holocaust."--Chicago Sun-Times

"Abzug has done an excellent job...Not a book to dwell on...but not one that should be overlooked either."--The New York Times

"Well and memorably done."--Kirkus Reviews

Publisher: Oxford Univ., 1985
ISBN: 9780195035971
Branch Call Number: 940.5472ABZ
Characteristics: xiii, 192 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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soblessed59 Jan 15, 2013

Inside the Vicious Heart:Americans and the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps by Robert H. Abzug
Everyone should read at least one book of such importance in their lifetime
It is shocking to discover that so many could have been a part of such inhuman inhumanity to others, but even Patton who was/is so revered by so many,after being a part of the liberators of the camps,was himself a disgusting stone-hearted anti-semite!

I don't think mankind will ever be able to fathom how it is possible that some are totally without empathy or conscience,as seems to be the case of all those who first saw the inside of the camps. Total bewilderment seems to have been the norm.

Hopefully any who read such a book will be touched enough to refuse no matter what the cost, to ever follow a low-life scum that would perpetrate such atrocities.


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